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[puhb-luh-sahyz] /ˈpʌb ləˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), publicized, publicizing.
to give publicity to; bring to public notice; advertise:
They publicized the meeting as best they could.
Also, especially British, publicise.
Origin of publicize
First recorded in 1925-30; public + -ize
Related forms
mispublicized, adjective
overpublicize, verb (used with object), overpublicized, overpublicizing.
unpublicized, adjective
promote, sell, acclaim, announce. Unabridged
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  • And meanwhile we'll get ours from the planets we've landed on and publicized.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • We have not actually destroyed poverty, and this gap between our intent and our achievement has been publicized.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • Erickson was a beloved and valuable figure in the world of science, famous for his recently publicized "time lapse" theory.

    The Day Time Stopped Moving Bradner Buckner
  • Whatever the authors' intention, the quota was publicized as a guarantee of black participation.

  • In Dallas, the route was publicized at least 24 hours before so everybody knew where he would be driving.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for publicized


(transitive) to bring to public notice; advertise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for publicized



1902; see public (adj.) + -ize. Related: Publicized; publicizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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